I've never really been a believer in New Years' Resolutions, as I've always felt that "years" were simply segments of time (a man-made concept in itself) that were created by people, and we've all just sort of accepted it as what it was and, in a sense, let it control parts of our lives. I always thought, if it's just an idea at the core of it all, why not just start your resolutions whenever you feel like it? It may all be true, sure, but if the feelings and decisions we make are also up to us, at the end of the day, what makes the two concepts much different from each other? So I figured I'd give it a shot this year, because why not?
So, as you may know, 2016 was awful for me, for the most part. I hated it as a whole. But I have a good feeling about this year, and so far it's been fairly rad, so here's some resolutions I have: first off, I wanted to simply be more positive; I feel there's lots of energy to our a feelings and even our thoughts can make a difference to the physical world around us (as sappy as that may sound to some of you). And at the end of it all, we make vibrations with everything we do, and since that's what the universe is made up of, I'd think it's actually common sense. But who knows. Regardless, negativity has been too big of a part of my life for far too long, and some may say that you're "lying to yourself" if you choose to be positive about everything, and that may be true, but does ANYTHING good come out of being negative? Even if it's what you'd consider a "normal" or "justified" response to what just occurred to you? In my experience, no. Therefore, it only makes sense to me to at least try to be optimistic in life; if you at least try it, you'll start to notice how so many nice things ("miracles", if you will) will start gravitating towards you. When people say "positive attracts positive"... it's almost scary how true that is, I can tell you right now. But this also is the exact case for the opposite of positivity; ever wonder why you're in an emotional rut and can NEVER seem to get out of it? Maybe it's time to look at things from a new perspective. ...But who really knows.
I also want to be more productive and efficient this year. Sure, many may already see me as that, and in some sense, yeah, I suppose I am, but I (and we all, to some kind of extent) could be doing SO much better. So I wanna be more like that.
A big thing I've been dealing with for almost my entire life, and I didn't really realize it until recently, is that I haven't really been living in the present; I've constantly been dwelling on things in the past as well as anxieties coming from my thoughts of the future. When you take a step back and look from the outside, though... you realize how much it really, REALLY doesn't make sense to NOT live where you are right now. What I mean by that is, there's so much on our minds about things that aren't even in front of us to the point that we don't even acknowledge the great things happening right before our eyes. However, if you choose to live in the present and to be perceptive of even the most simple things in front of you... good things start unfolding very quickly. It's kind of a lost art, I guess. But many of you already have this amazing skill that you mastered, so to you, this is no news. But it is to me. In order to become good at it, I think it also comes down to letting go of things; those things are in the past. They're not HERE right now. Why harbor emotions from things that no longer exist? It's good to LEARN and REMEMBER the past, but it's NOT good, I think, to FEEL what you felt back there; that's just a sign that you're off the universe's vibration, to me, anyway.
There's quite a few other things I'd like to be and to get better at this year, but that's all I'll share for now. I'm hoping with all of this that I'll become better and quicker at what I do, because the lack of content for so long hasn't been driving anyone into insanity more than me.
Now I will close this post with this: what are YOUR New Year's resolutions, if any?
Listening to: Woodkid - Ghost Lights (On Repeat)
Drinking: Coca-Cola Vanilla